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We know you’re busy but please write more of Vetali’s Gift!!! Please don’t leave us longing forever…
When do you reckon you’ll complete the story? I wish to start reading it, but to me, the suspense of the cliff-hanger is more agonizing than the indefinite delay. Hopefully I won’t have to wait out till my hair is all gray – it’s only 91.502% so now, but the turnover is gradual from here on in. Or worse still, have no choice but to turn into a vampire in order to buy time. That would be all your fault. Can you bear the burden of guilt? No? Then I beseech you to give the novel the time of day and cross the finish line soon.
Btw, I had to quickly skip the above 4 comments in order to get here, but I glimpsed a line giving it high praise. All the more reason why you have to finish it soon, before I die and am forced to come back and haunt you.
Before you die
1) Okay, I’ll post a comment on the Meaningness website, probably tomorrow. You are so prolific, I can hardly catch up.
2) I believe we live in the same city. If there’s anything I can do to help, let me know. I’m a proficient typist. Other than that, I’m lazy to the bone. But I like you enough to want to chip in. So don’t take my future comments in a negative way. I wouldn’t have bothered writing in if I hadn’t found you worthy of the effort. Oh, and that’s not to say that I see myself on the same level as you. You’re out of my league, truly.
From your twitter feed, I gather you’re restarting work on this novel. Yes, I’d like to see more of it.
You reading all those “how to write a sex scene” books seems a little .. excessive. The one piece of advice I’d have is to check that the scene makes sense (motives etc) from the perspective of all the characters, including the women.
Less seriously: somewhere in all the stuff you retweeted, someone came up with the idea of “furry tantra”, on the assumption that both the furries and tantrics are sex-positive. It was a joke, of course. Still, if you have a yidam that is some kind of anthro, furry karmamudra would, I think, be fairly orthodox. I wonder if Hayagriva would count.
Which then leads we to wonder what the Hugo award nominated author Chuck Tingle would have done with this material … “Pounded in the butt by the Buddha”, probably,
A lecture on Sanskrit grammar in the middle of a sex scene would fit the deadpan comedy tone of the rest of the novel; like having the vetali going into a long philosophical explanation of what an epistemologist is while being about to eat a dead one.
Thanks for confirming what I suspected about vajrayana for furries. Yamantaka has the head of a buffalo and is often shown in yab yub., so definitely counts as furry sex (furry sex with a vetali, even). Simhamukha is a lion-headed dakini. I’ve only ever seen her shown dancing alone (and I don’t have the empowerment to know what her practice is). On the rough assumption she’s basically vajrayogini in a fursuit, she would also seem to potentially qualify. (Ok, she might rather be an emmanation of Guru Rinpoche in a fursuit).
“I mean, when the old guard at Nalanda dies, the younger faculty can teach new doctrines and practises”.
As I read that, I’m thinking: Surya has been (anachronistically) reading Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions.. A day or two passes, and I see your twitter again: yep, gratuitous Thomas Kuhn.
I wonder if this is actually an improvement over all those “how to write a sex scene” books, or even worse.
P.S. From the conventional hagiographies of the postmodernists, I had gathered that Georges Canguilhem, rather than de Gandillac, was the principal intellectual influence. (Or should that be from a namthar of Derrida…)
Slightly more seriously....
Negative Theology -> Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite -> Nicholas of Cusa -> Mauruce de Gandillac -> (Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, Deleuze)
On my bookshelves at home I have Pseudo-Dionysius in the same section as Derrida’s Of Grammatology.
Don't stop this is great
I love all of your websites, but this one in particular. Willing to do anything it takes to get more of this from you. Evidently your tantra is too powerful for death threats to be effective so I can only hope praise and pleading work. Humor and horror are in the exact right mix here.
O yes i do wish foe more - Magazine
A real masterpiece, and very insightful as well. Thanks for all the trouble you are taking and hope we can keep enjoying so great teachings in the shape of a novel.
Just finished it :( it was really good, can’t wait for more! may y’all be well and happy
Will you be continuing this anytime soon?
Thank you so much for this journey. As you’ve alluded to earlier, stories bring meaning to the heart. I believe that this story is truly something great, and could one day become an enduring classic in the annals of modern buddhism. Not that I’m trying to appeal to your ego or anything, but really, tantric buddhism could benefit from so many things, not least this story. Or this kind of story.
Would you really give up on us like this? :(
This story is brilliant - wonderful writing style, good solid knowledge base and full rounded characters. Thankyou so much for sharing, I can’t wait until it’s finished and and more than up for a personally signed copy when you get it in print! ;)